“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
October brings us cooler weather (we hope!), football games, fall parties and plans of spooky Halloween fun. The biggest one of the many October activities at your Pasadena Public Library will be the Friends Fall Book Sale and Book Signing on Saturday, October 13from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the café area at the Central Library. There will be LOTS of children’s books available for purchase this time, as well as videos, books on CD, great “how-tos,” recent fiction, unique Library stationary, hand-made key-chains and even homemade baked goods.
Local author “Joan Rylen” (the pen name of authors Johnell Kelley and Robbyn Hill) will be giving a short presentation and signing copies of their new book Getaway Girlz (a “red-hot” mystery with lots of humor) at the Book Sale starting at 11:30 a.m. and running until 1:00 p.m. Copies of Getaway Girlz can be purchased at the granite counter during the event. With 10% of the sales benefiting the Friends of the Library, plan to pick up at least one copy to put in your very own “treat” bag!
FIRST MONDAY BOOK CLUBThe Fairmont Branch Library’s First Monday Book Club will be reading Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (author of the best-selling book Seabiscuit), and will be meeting in the Conference Room at the Fairmont Library on Monday, October 1, at 6:00 p.m. Come and join in as the group follows the heroic true-life story of bombardier Lt. Louis Zamperini (former juvenile delinquent and Olympic athlete), who braved thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft and even worse as he battled to survive the crash of his plane into the Pacific in 1943.
TEA TIME MYSTERY CLUBThe Central Library’s Tea-Time Mystery Book Club will be reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, and will meet on Monday, October 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Central Library. Coffee, tea and various English dainties will be served as the group discusses this classic tale of ten strangers lured to isolated Indian Island. A mysterious host accuses each one of murder and then proceeds to kill them off one by one by uniquely deadly methods.